CN102227611B - For providing the method and apparatus of the cursor of context data in instruction drawing application - Google Patents

For providing the method and apparatus of the cursor of context data in instruction drawing application Download PDF

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CN102227611B
CN102227611B CN200980147473.1A CN200980147473A CN102227611B CN 102227611 B CN102227611 B CN 102227611B CN 200980147473 A CN200980147473 A CN 200980147473A CN 102227611 B CN102227611 B CN 102227611B
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Abstract

There is provided a kind of for providing the light calibration method, device and the computer program that indicate context data in drawing application.Electronic equipment can show map via the drawing application with cursor to user.User can provide the input selected the type of the context data represented by cursor.Cursor can be located at the place place on map, and electronic equipment can input to obtain context data based on the user relating to the region contiguous with cursor position on map and position.Then, electronic equipment visual and other instructions can be used to upgrade cursor expression to reflect context data.

Description

For providing the method and apparatus of the cursor of context data in instruction drawing application

Technical field

Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to mobile communication technology, and relate more particularly to light calibration method, device and the computer program for providing context data in instruction drawing application.

Background technology

Modem communications era has caused wired and tremendous expansion that is wireless network.Computer network, TV network and telephone network are experiencing the unprecedented technological expansion driven by consumer demand.Wireless and mobile networking technology has solved relevant consumer demand, provides more flexibly and information transmission timely simultaneously.

Although enable mobile subscriber utilize drawing or navigation Service to have great practicality, the common issue relating to provide this type of serve relates to and identifies and indicate the various information relevant with user with simple with mode easily based on the place on map.Can by one of following three kinds of modes indicate may be relevant with user on map information: (1) is by the list of the Search Results based on key word or classification search; (2) by being positioned at the point of interest designator (such as, restaurant icon) on map; Or (3) are by the outward appearance of map itself and impression.There is provided the list of relevant search result may consume too many valuable screen space due to the size restriction of screen on map side.In addition, for user, attempt by relevant to their respective places on map for relevant search result may be more slowly and not too easily.Point of interest designator also may produce multiple shortcoming.Such as, be not that each point of interest on map may be relevant with user, thus this is unnecessary mixed and disorderly by increasing to map.And the designator for multiple very close point of interest may be overlapping, thus make them be difficult to locate on map.Even, the outward appearance and the impression that change map can be restricted to the large regions of mark map instead of specific point.When being amplified to the map of display close to zonule, this is very typical in GPS application, and another specific inferior position of all these designators will occur.In this case, the information relevant with user can make the map of current display quit work, thus is lost efficacy in Search Results, point of interest designator and shaded area in the place and/or direction of indication information.

Thus, may expect to provide a kind of mechanism that can overcome the improvement of above-mentioned at least some inferior position, by this mechanism, can know to user and indicate information relevant with user on map rapidly.

Summary of the invention

Usually, except other things, embodiments of the present invention provide a kind of by the cursor of the context data providing the form indicating the cartographic information (such as geographical labels data) had based on place and improve, and the cartographic information wherein based on place is relevant with the cursor position on map.Especially, according to the embodiment of the present invention, user can select relevant with user interest, based on the type of the cartographic information in place, this user interest reflects by cursor about the cursor position on map.Such as, according to an embodiment, if user to wish to avoid on map may for pedestrian some region unsafe, use drawing application (such as simultaneously, GPS applies) navigate, then represent that the cursor of user's current location on map can indicate by the instruction of color, arrow, text and other sense organs that along which direction to advance be safe.

In the exemplary embodiment, provide a kind of for providing the light calibration method of context data in instruction drawing application.The method can comprise the display provided map; Determine map glazing cursor position; Obtain the context data relating to cursor position on map; And the expression of renewal cursor is to reflect context data.Such as, the context data of expression can be various information, comprises the information relating to following content: the point of interest etc. of advertisement, safety zone, tourist region, traffic and road conditions, such as restaurant, neighbouring friend and so on.

According to another illustrative examples, provide a kind of for providing the light calibration method of context data in instruction drawing application.The method can comprise the display provided map; Determine map glazing cursor position; Obtain the context data relating to cursor position on map; And the expression of renewal cursor is to reflect context data.The method can also obtain the context data relating to the region contiguous with cursor position on map.The expression that the method can also upgrade cursor relates to the context data with the region of cursor position vicinity on map with reflection.

In another illustrative embodiments, provide a kind of for providing the light calibration method of context data in instruction drawing application.The method can comprise the display provided map; Determine map glazing cursor position; Obtain the context data relating to cursor position on map; And the expression of renewal cursor is to reflect context data.The method can also present based on context data and one or morely alternatively advances cursor; During reception selection is alternative, the user of at least one inputs; And alternatively upgrade cursor position on map based at least one selection at least in part.

According in another illustrative embodiments, provide a kind of for providing the device of the cursor of context data in instruction drawing application.This device can comprise processor.Processor is configured to: provide the display to map; Determine map glazing cursor position; Obtain the context data relating to cursor position on described map; And the expression of renewal cursor is to represent described context data.

In another illustrative embodiments, provide a kind of for providing the equipment of the cursor of context data in instruction drawing application.This equipment can comprise: for providing the device of the display to map; For determining the device of map glazing cursor position; For obtaining the device of the context data relating to cursor position on map; And for upgrade cursor expression to represent the device of context data.

In another illustrative embodiments, provide a kind of for providing the computer program of the cursor of context data in instruction drawing application.This computer program comprises the computer program of at least one computer-readable recording medium, and this at least one computer-readable recording medium has the computer executable program program code sections be stored therein.This computer executable program code part can comprise first, second, third and fourth program code sections.First code instructions can be configured to provide the display to map.Second code instructions can be configured to determine map glazing cursor position.3rd code instructions can be configured to obtain the context data relating to cursor position on map.4th code instructions can be configured to the expression of renewal cursor to represent context data.

Embodiments of the present invention can provide a kind of and provide the method, device and the computer program that adopt in the environment of drawing, navigation or Vehicle routing service wherein.As a result, such as, user can based on drawing or the Vehicle routing service indicating the cursor relating to the context data of cursor position on map to enjoy improvement.

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Therefore, describing embodiments of the present invention in general sense, referring now to accompanying drawing, these accompanying drawings are not necessarily drawn in proportion, and in the accompanying drawings:

Fig. 1 shows the block diagram of the system of a type of being benefited from embodiments of the present invention;

Fig. 2 show according to embodiment of the present invention, can as the schematic block diagram of the entity of mapping information server operation;

Fig. 3 shows can according to the schematic block diagram of the transfer table of embodiment of the present invention operation;

Fig. 4 show display according to embodiment of the present invention, for providing the process flow diagram of process of the cursor of context data in instruction drawing application;

Fig. 5 show display according to embodiment of the present invention, for providing the process flow diagram of process of the cursor of context data in instruction drawing application; And

Fig. 6 A-Fig. 6 D shows the screenshot capture of the indicative cursor of example context of exemplary embodiment of the invention.

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More fully describe embodiments of the present invention hereinafter referring now to accompanying drawing, in the accompanying drawings, show some but not all embodiment of the present invention.In fact, embodiments of the present invention can realize with much different forms and should not be regarded as being limited to described embodiment herein; But, provide these embodiments to make the disclosure to meet the legal requiremnt be suitable for.Run through accompanying drawing, same label represents same element.As here be suitable for, term " context data " is generally defined as the information that may be used for characterizing entity situation.Context data parameter can comprise the parameter relating to following content, such as environmental context, social context, space time context, task context, personal context, terminal contexts, service context, access context etc.In these example context, space time context can define the user locations (such as, physics or geographic location) in some time point place real world.And by the example of term " cartographic information based on place " as context data, it is the form providing the context data of additional information with some form based on place (the accurate place in such as mapped region or region).

general introduction:

Usually, embodiments of the present invention provide a kind of expression for upgrading cursor to reflect the method, device and the computer program that relate to the context data of cursor position on map.Especially, electronic equipment can receive user's input, this user's input selection to be shown, the context data type with the cartographic information form based on place.In one embodiment, user can additionally specify multiple designator for this context data of expression.

According to an embodiment, electronic equipment can provide the display to map in the context of such as GPS application.Electronic equipment can be configured to the position of cursor on the map determining to be shown and obtain the context data of the cartographic information form such as had based on place, and this context data relates to the place be associated with region and the cursor position close to map glazing cursor position.According to an embodiment, electronic equipment can provide map and the cartographic information based on place, or in another embodiment, and electronic equipment can from mapping information server and/or mapping information database request map and the cartographic information based on place.

In one embodiment, when obtaining context data, electronic equipment can upgrade the expression of cursor to reflect context data.The expression upgrading cursor can comprise the color and graphic scheme that upgrade for cursor, arrow and other shapes, so that in conjunction with cursor, text prompt (such as, to the distance of point of interest on assigned direction), auditory cues (such as, the tinkle of bells, alarm or have the incoming call of phonetic order), vibration prompt, flash for prompting, mobile element, Pop-up message etc. use.

According to an embodiment of the invention, electronic equipment can operate GPS application, and wherein on map, cursor position reflects the approximate physical place of electronic equipment.In another embodiment, electronic equipment can operate map browse application, and wherein user comes with map mutual by reorientation cursor on map.In other embodiments, electronic equipment can operate route planning application, wherein given in route commit point place, electronic equipment can present one or more alternative to advance cursor based on context data, receive to select alternative user input and based on the alternative renewal cursor position selected.

total system and electronic equipment:

With reference now to Fig. 1, show an embodiment of the system according to example embodiment of the present invention.The system of Fig. 1 can comprise transfer table 10, mapping information server 22 and mapping information database 24.Transfer table 10, mapping information server 22 and mapping information database 24 can interconnect via the network 20 illustrated.And, each in transfer table 10, mapping information server 22 and mapping information database 24 can be any equipment or device that realize with the combination of hardware, software or hardware and software, be arranged to the corresponding function performing transfer table 10, mapping information server 22 and mapping information database 24 respectively, as described below.

In example embodiment, by below in greater detail transfer table 10 can to receive and mutual with the request coming from user.Such as, but not limited to music, audio frequency, video, picture, map, game, data file, book, text, magazine, document, message, profile information, Privacy Options, TV/radio programming or channel, internet sites or link etc. and so on various types of contents can synchronous with transfer table 10 and/or to and transmit from transfer table 10.Transfer table 10 also can enable user obtain content via transfer table 10.In some cases, transfer table 10 can enable user utilize mapping information server 22 and/or mapping information database 24 to be stored by transfer table and retrieval of content.

In another embodiment, should be appreciated that, by directly or indirectly by transfer table and treatment element (such as, mapping information server 22 and/or mapping information database 24) and/or other equipment multiple in any one is connected to network, transfer table and treatment element can communicate with one another, thus perform the various functions of each entity, such as transmit and/or receive data, content etc.As used herein, term " data ", " content ", " information " and similar term can exchange to use and can carry out according to embodiment of the present invention the data transmitting, receive and/or store to represent.Therefore, the use for this type of term any should not limit the spirit and scope of the present invention.

In one embodiment, mapping information server 22 and/or mapping information database 24 (will be described in more detail below in them each) can communicate the request that processes for cartographic information and/or context data with transfer table 10.Mapping information server 22 can be the arbitrary equipment in various server apparatus, comprises the multiple server apparatus providing the individual server equipment of cartographic information and/or context data or work together with some distributed way.According to an embodiment, mapping information server can access mapping information database 24 so that retrieving map information and/or context data.Similarly, mapping information database 24 can be the arbitrary equipment in various memory devices, comprises the single memory equipment for storing map information and/or context data or multiple memory devices of working together with some distributed way.

With reference now to Fig. 2, show the block diagram of the entity that can operate as mapping information server 22 according to embodiment of the present invention.The entity that can operate as mapping information server 22 comprises the various devices for performing the one or more functions according to embodiment of the present invention, comprises and particularly illustrating and those devices described herein.But should be appreciated that, one or more entity can comprise the alternative means for performing one or more identical function and not depart from the spirit and scope of the present invention.As shown in the figure, the entity that can operate as mapping information server 22 can comprise for performing or the device of various functions of controlled entity usually, such as processor 210.

Processor 210 can realize with multiple different modes.Such as, processor 210 can be implemented as various treating apparatus, such as treatment element, coprocessor, controller or other treatment facilities various, comprise integrated circuit, integrated circuit is ASIC (special IC), FPGA (field programmable gate array), hardware accelerator etc. such as.In example embodiment, processor 210 can be configured to perform the instruction being stored in storer 220 or can being accessed by processor 210.

Especially, processor 210 can be configured to hereafter about Fig. 4 process in greater detail.Such as, according to an embodiment, processor 210 can be configured to receive for the request of specific region map, retrieving map transmit it and represent (such as, to transfer table 10).Processor 210 can be further configured to receive select for user, based on position in the type of the cartographic information in place and map request (such as, come from transfer table 10), wherein determine and transmit with map upper be equipped with pass, based on the cartographic information (such as, to transfer table 10) in place.According to another example, processor 210 can be configured to by asking map from self contained data base (such as, mapping information database 24) and receive response from this database to carry out retrieving map.According to another embodiment, processor 210 can be configured to by asking map from self contained data base (such as, mapping information database 24) and receiving the cartographic information responding and determine based on place from this database.

In one embodiment, processor communicates with storer 220 or comprises storer 220, and all volatibility in this way of storer 220 and/or nonvolatile memory, it stores content, data etc.Such as, storer 220 can store from entity transmission and/or the content that received by entity.Also such as, storer 220 can store software application, instruction etc. for the treatment of device to perform the step that is associated with the operation of the entity according to embodiment of the present invention.Especially, storer 220 can store for the treatment of device software application, instruction etc. with perform about Fig. 4 above with operation described below, to provide the cursor of context data in instruction drawing application.

Such as, according to an embodiment, storer 220 can store the one or more modules being used to indicate processor 210 executable operations, comprises such as retrieval module and determination module.In one embodiment, retrieval module can be configured to receive for the request of specific region map, retrieving map transmit it and represent.In one embodiment, that determination module can be configured to select for user, based on position in the type of the cartographic information in place and map request (such as, come from transfer table 10), wherein determine and transmit and the upper cartographic information based on place being equipped with pass of map.

Except storer 220, processor 210 can also be connected at least one interface or other devices, to show, transmit and/or receive data, content etc.In this, interface can comprise at least one communication interface 230 or other devices for transmitting and/or receive data, content etc., and can comprise at least one user interface of display 240 and/or user's input interface 250.Then, user's input interface can comprise and allows entity to receive arbitrary equipment multiple equipment of data, such as keypad, touch display, joystick or other input equipments from user.

Although mention mapping information " server " above, as the computing equipment that the above-mentioned functions that performed by mapping information server 22 can be implemented in any type can operate in the computer architecture being different from client/server system.Mapping information server 22 can also be embodied as one or more connection server (such as, server for map is provided and another server for providing the cartographic information based on place).In addition, although mention mapping information " database " above, but mapping information database 24 can be implemented as one or more connection database (such as, database for map is provided and another database for providing the cartographic information based on place).In addition, although be referred to software " module ", software is without the need to being replaced and can be mixed into other non-block format or write by modularization and not depart from the spirit and scope of embodiment of the present invention.

Should also be understood that embodiments of the present invention contemplate as hereafter about the transfer table 10 that Fig. 3 describes, it can also perform some or all operations of mapping information server 22 and/or mapping information database 24.Such as, transfer table 10 locally can store map and the cartographic information based on place, thus eliminates the needs from independent community's request map and the cartographic information based on place.

In one embodiment, transfer table 10, mapping information server 22 and/or mapping information database 24 can have the interface for receiving the cartographic information based on place.In other embodiments, interface can by transfer table 10, mapping information server 22 and/or mapping information database 24 and each provenance (such as, police unit) link, these sources provide about viewing area on map for information about with statistics (such as, the quantity of traffic hazard, the place etc. of traffic hazard).Transfer table 10, mapping information server 22 and/or mapping information database 24 then can process and revise that receive from those sources, relevant with the place the context data of asking and map information.As described below, can based on this information displaying map, and in one embodiment, map can have the various density (such as, the density of traffic hazard in certain region of map) of that dyeing or the zones of different that highlights relate to those regions on map with instruction, the relevant cartographic information based on place.

With reference now to Fig. 3, it illustrates the electronic equipment of a type of being benefited from embodiment of the present invention.As shown in the figure, this electronic equipment can be transfer table 10, and cell phone more specifically.But should be appreciated that, transfer table that is that illustrate and that after this describe is only by the demonstration of the electronic equipment of a type of being benefited from embodiment of the present invention, and therefore should not limit the scope of the invention.Although show for illustrative purposes and will after this to describe multiple embodiments of transfer table 10, but the transfer table of other types easily can adopt embodiments of the present invention, the electronic equipment of transfer table such as personal digital assistant (PDA), pager, laptop computer, desk-top computer, game station, camera, GPS device and the other types of other types, comprises mobile wireless device and fixing wireline equipment.

Transfer table can comprise the various devices for performing the one or more functions according to embodiment of the present invention, comprises and particularly illustrating and those devices described herein.But should be appreciated that, transfer table can comprise the alternative means for performing one or more identical function and not depart from the spirit and scope of the present invention.More particularly, such as, as shown in Figure 3, except antenna 302, transfer table 10 also comprises transmitter 304, receiver 306 and comprises the equipment of such as processor 308 and so on device, this device is used for providing signal respectively to transmitter 304 and receiver 306 and from they Received signal strength, processor 308 performs various function described below, comprises the expression such as relating to and upgrade cursor relates to cursor position on map context data with reflection.

As being discussed in more detail below about Fig. 4, in one embodiment, processor 308 can be configured to provide the display to map; Determine map glazing cursor position; Obtain the context data relating to cursor position on map; And the expression of renewal cursor is to represent context data.

In various embodiments, the signal provided respectively to transmitter 304 and the receiver 306 and data generated according to the signaling information of the air-interface standard of the cellular system be suitable for and voiceband user and/or user can be comprised from the signal that their receive.In this, transfer table can utilize one or more air-interface standard, communication protocol, modulation type and access style to operate.More particularly, transfer table can operate according to the random communication protocol in multiple second generation (2G), 2.5G and/or the third generation (3G) communication protocol etc.And such as, transfer table can operate according to technology any in multiple different radio networking technology, comprise bluetooth, electronics and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 WLAN (wireless local area network) (WLAN) (or Wi-Fi ), IEEE802.16 micro-wave access global inter communication (WiMAX), ultra broadband (UWB) etc.

Should be appreciated that, processor 308 can comprise the circuit needed for video, audio frequency and logic function realizing transfer table and the application program that can perform for realizing above-mentioned functions.Such as, processor 308 can realize in a multitude of different ways.Such as, processor 308 can be implemented as various treating apparatus, such as treatment element, coprocessor, controller or other treatment facilities various, comprise integrated circuit, such as special IC (ASIC), field programmable gate array (FPGA), hardware accelerator etc.In example embodiment, processor 308 can be configured to perform and be stored in the nonvolatile memory 324 or addressable instruction of processor 308.Processor 308 can also be included in the function of modulating and before transmission, message and data being carried out to convolutional encoding and intertexture.And processor 308 can comprise the function that operation can store one or more software application in memory.Such as, processor 308 can operate connectivity program, such as traditional Web browser.Connectivity program then can such as allow transfer table to transmit according to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) (HTTP) and/or WAP (wireless application protocol) (WAP) and receive web content.

Transfer table can also comprise the device of such as user interface, and user interface such as comprises traditional earphone or loudspeaker 310, ringer 312, microphone 314, display 316, and all these is coupled to processor 308.The user's input interface allowing transfer table to receive data can comprise any equipment, such as keypad 318, touch display (not shown), microphone 314 or other input equipments in the multiple equipment allowing transfer table reception data.In the embodiment comprising keypad, keypad can comprise conventional digital (0-9) and relative keys (#, *), and for operating other keys of transfer table, and the complete or collected works that can comprise alphanumeric key maybe can activate the set of the key providing alphanumeric key complete or collected works.Although not shown, transfer table can comprise battery, such as vibrating battery group, powers, and provide the mechanical vibration as detected output alternatively for the various circuit needed for operation transfer table.

Transfer table 10 can comprise alignment sensor 326.Alignment sensor 326 can comprise such as GPS (GPS) sensor, agps system (assistant GPS) sensor.But in one embodiment, alignment sensor comprises passometer or inertial sensor.And alignment sensor can determine the place of transfer table 10 based on signal triangulation calculation or other mechanism.Alignment sensor can determine the place of transfer table 10, the longitude of such as transfer table 10 and latitude, or is equivalent to the position of reference point, such as destination or starting point.The information coming from alignment sensor can be sent to the storer of transfer table 10 or be sent to another memory devices to be stored as position history or location information.And the storer of transfer table can store the instruction for determining cell id information.In this, storer can store the application program performed for treatment facility 308, and it determines the mark with the current area of mobile communications, that is, cell id identity or cell id information.In conjunction with alignment sensor, cell id information may be used for the place determining transfer table more accurately.

Transfer table can also comprise the device of such as storer, this device such as comprises subscriber identity module (SIM) 320, removable user identity module (R-UIM) (not shown) etc., and it can store the cell relating to mobile subscriber.Except SIM, transfer table can comprise other storeies.In this, transfer table can comprise volatile memory 322 and nonvolatile memory 324, and they can be Embedded and/or can be removable.Such as, other nonvolatile memories can be embedded or removable multimedia memory cards (MMC), secure digital (SD) memory card, memory stick, EEPROM, flash memory, hard disk etc.Storer can any with the function realizing transfer table in storing mobile station many of using or bulk information and data.Such as, storer can store the identifier that can identify transfer table uniquely, and identifier is International Mobile Station Equipment Identification (IMEI) code, International Mobile Subscriber mark (IMSI) code, transfer table integrated services digital network (MSISDN) code etc. such as.Storer can also store content.Storer such as can store for applying the computer program code with other computer programs.Especially, according to an embodiment, about display module, determination module, acquisition module and update module that Fig. 4 describes below storer can store.Such as, in an embodiment of the invention, display module can be configured to provide the display to map.Determination module can be configured to the position determining cursor on map.Obtain module can be configured to obtain the context data relating to cursor position on map.Update module can be configured to the expression of renewal cursor to represent context data.

The method of embodiment of the present invention, device and computer program is essentially described in conjunction with mobile communication application.But should be appreciated that, the method for embodiment of the present invention, device and computer program can be applied in mobile communications industry in conjunction with various other and the external utilization of mobile communications industry.Such as, the method for embodiment of the present invention, device and computer program should be able to be used for utilizing in conjunction with wired and/or wireless network (such as, the Internet).

for providing the light calibration method of context data in instruction drawing application

Fig. 4 and Fig. 5 show according to embodiment of the present invention, for providing the block diagram of system of the cursor of context data in instruction drawing application.Cursor or designator can be provided in a variety of manners, include but not limited to: on map, the instruction of user locations (namely, the current position of user on the map being positioned at map center or localized area), navigational arrows (such as, time in navigation mode), navigation spots (such as, when in pedestrian's navigation mode), circuit pointer (such as, time in Vehicle routing pattern), the central point of map (such as, time in address searching pattern) or map on selector (such as, when in browse mode).To be in the object of example, the transfer table 10 of composition graphs 1 describes the system of Fig. 4 and Fig. 5.But, it is noted that the system that can adopt Fig. 4 and Fig. 5 in conjunction with other equipment various (mobile and fixing both), and therefore, embodiments of the present invention should not be limited to the application on the equipment of the transfer table 10 of such as Fig. 1.Although should also be noted that Fig. 4 and Fig. 5 shows the configuration example of the system of the cursor for providing context data in instruction drawing application, other configurations multiple also may be used for realizing embodiments of the present invention.

With reference now to Fig. 4 and Fig. 5, can adopt the operation illustrated, thus provide context indicative cursor, it represents the cartographic information based on place relevant with cursor position on map.As shown in the figure, process can start at frame 401 place, wherein, transfer table 10, and especially such as operate in the device of the treatment facility 308 on transfer table 10 and so on, can receive user's input, this user input is for selecting the type of the cartographic information based on place of display or define.The user's input received such as can identify and help the contextual context parameters of mark.In one embodiment, user can from the map information data set option (such as, for the option of road safety data) of menu setecting predefine based on place.In another embodiment, user can specify the classification of the cartographic information based on place of display, such as " amusement ".Alternatively, user can specify and relate to the desired search term based on the cartographic information in place or key word.Such as, user can specify search term " restaurant " to carry out indicating user to wish to receive about the instruction of cursor, and this cursor is by relevant to the place of cursor position on map near restaurant.In another embodiment, user can specify multiple classification, multiple search term or key word or their combination.In fact, any amount of technology for receiving user's input may be used for the type of the cartographic information of specifying according to the embodiment of the present invention based on place.

According to other embodiments of the present invention, except user's input of the cartographic information type based on place that reception is selected or definition will show, user can select to be expected to be useful in the instruction type (such as, visible, the sense of hearing with other sense organ designator) of reflection based on the cartographic information in place.Such as, according to an embodiment, user can select Color scheme for cursor to represent various information on map.In another embodiment, the Color scheme of selection can correspond to known Color scheme, use in such as traffic lights, thermometer those etc.Such as, when traffic lights Color scheme, green can be used for indicating emergency route, and yellow can be used for indicating moderate emergency route, and redness can be used for indicating unsafe route.Similarly, user can select Color scheme for cursor to represent that the cartographic information based on place expected is to the distance in the place be associated with cursor position, the such as green restaurant represented in 500 meters, yellow represents the restaurant between 500 to 1000 meters, and red representative is greater than the restaurant of a km to the place be associated with cursor position on map.And shades of colour can be crossed over color spectrum and use, and it is the instruction of the corresponding relative extent of safety or distance respectively.According to other embodiments, user can select the designator of various other types, such as the color of cursor and graphic scheme, arrow and with cursor, text prompt (such as, to the distance of point of interest on assigned direction), auditory cues (such as, the tinkle of bells, alarm or there is phonetic order enter calling), other shapes of being combined of vibration prompt, flash for prompting, mobile element, Pop-up message.In fact, very eurypalynous instruction may be used for reflecting the cartographic information based on place expected and does not depart from the spirit and scope of embodiment of the present invention.

At frame 402, transfer table 10, and the device of such as treatment facility 308 especially, and in one embodiment, display module can provide the display to map.In one embodiment, transfer table 10 can from server (such as mapping information server 22) request cartographic information.According to an embodiment, transfer table 10 can be specified the specific region of the map of display or area to mapping information server 22.Such as, this request can comprise coordinate set, is used to indicate the coordinate set of the map boundary line that will show.In an exemplary embodiment of the present invention embodiment, mobile terminal 10 has alignment sensor 326, it can be with any equipment of the combination of hardware, software or hardware and software realization or device, be configured to the approximate place being determined transfer table 10 by any technology in the detection technique of multiple place, place detection technique includes but not limited to GPS, assistant GPS (AGPS), short-range wireless technology or carrier network and the other technologies as mentioned herein in conjunction with the foregoing description of alignment sensor 326.Therefore, according to an embodiment, request can comprise the Approximate Address of the transfer table 10 determined as alignment sensor 326.In fact, any amount of technology for identifying particular locality or region may be used for the map of asking region or area according to the embodiment of the present invention.In one embodiment, mapping information server 22, and the device of such as processor 210 can be configured to the cartographic information providing request especially.In another embodiment, mapping information server 22 can obtain cartographic information from database (such as, mapping information database 24).Alternatively, according to an embodiment, transfer table 10 can perform some or all function of mapping information server 22 and/or mapping information database 24.

Transfer table 10 is once obtain the map of request, then transfer table 10 can provide the display of map in drawing application to user according to an embodiment.Such as, the map of request can represent the current location of transfer table 10 and show to user via GPS drawing application.Alternatively, in one embodiment, the map of request can represent the specific region that user is interested, irrelevant with the current location of transfer table 10 or area.Major part drawing application can adopt cursor with the current location of identifying user on map (such as, in GPS drawing application) or allow user and map mutual (such as, in map view is applied).According to an embodiment, drawing application can provide the display to two cursors.Such as, cursor can on map identifying user current location and other cursors can allow user simultaneously mutual with map.In frame 403, the device of transfer table 10 and especially such as treatment facility 308, and in one embodiment, determination module can determine the position of cursor on map.According to an embodiment, determine that the position of cursor on map can cause the determination of the coordinate of the current institute's parked position on map of cursor.In another embodiment, cursor can be equipped with position data with place place positioning cursor on map.Such as, in GPS drawing application, cursor can represent the approximate physical location of transfer table 10, and therefore, and can determine that the place of cursor is is identical with the approximate place of transfer table 10, as determined by alignment sensor 326 in one embodiment.

At frame 404, transfer table 10, and the device of such as treatment facility 308 especially, and in one embodiment, obtain module and can obtain context data or context parameters, this context data or context parameters relate to the cursor position on map or are supplied to the position data of cursor.According to other embodiments of the present invention, transfer table 10 can obtain the context data in the region related to close to map glazing cursor position.According to an embodiment, in order to obtain the context data of the cartographic information form based on place of display, transfer table 10 can from the cartographic information of server (such as mapping information server 22) request based on place.Such as, according to an embodiment, transfer table 10 can provide user to input to select the cartographic information type based on place of display or to define for mapping information server 22.In addition, transfer table 10 can provide place corresponding to cursor position on map for mapping information server 22.In one embodiment, mapping information server 22, and the device of such as processor 210 can be configured to the cartographic information based on place determining institute's request type especially, its relate to correspond to close to the position of map glazing cursor position or the place in region.In another embodiment, mapping information server 22 can from the cartographic information of database (such as mapping information database 24) acquisition based on place.Alternatively, according to an embodiment, transfer table 10 can perform some or all functions that relate to the cartographic information based on place that obtains mapping information server 22 and/or mapping information database 24.Such as, in one embodiment, transfer table 10 can may have access to (such as with this locality, in nonvolatile memory 324) the cartographic information form based on place store context data, thus eliminate the demand that communicates with mapping information server 22 and/or mapping information database 24 to obtain context data.

According to illustrative embodiments, the expression of cursor can by transfer table 10 and especially by such as treatment facility 308 device and upgraded the context data of the mapping information form reflected based on place in one embodiment by update module, as frame 405.According to an embodiment, cursor can be associated with context data, thus the link created between the two or interface, make cursor transmit context data to user.In other embodiments, can with one or more mode upgrade cursor represent explain one or more context parameters.Similarly, in another embodiment, the expression of cursor can upgrade based on the one or more context parameters received.As mentioned above, in one embodiment, the mapping information based on place can relate to the cursor position on map, or in another embodiment, can relate to the region close to map glazing cursor position.In one embodiment, the expression upgrading cursor can comprise determines one or more visible instruction, this one or more visible instruction represents based on the context data of the mapping information form in place, and comprise upgrade cursor instruction to comprise one or more visible instruction.According to other embodiments, the expression upgrading cursor can comprise the color and graphic scheme that upgrade for cursor, arrow and other shapes, this color and graphic scheme use together in conjunction with cursor, text prompt (such as, on assigned direction to the distance of point of interest) and flash for prompting.In another embodiment, on map, mobile cursor can cause the trace of display highlighting on map, wherein trace visible instruction reflection with close to the relevant mapping information based on place in the position of trace location or region.In some embodiments of the present invention, visible instruction can by alarm, such as auditory cues (such as, the tinkle of bells, alarm or there is phonetic order enter calling), vibration prompt or Pop-up message realize.According to an embodiment, transfer table 10 can also be configured to the generation provided the sense of hearing or vibration prompt.According to an embodiment, such as, when cursor or user submit the crossroad of the frequent generation of interpreter's event close to map, alarm or prompting may be there is.And, can also be configured to show additional text indicator according to the transfer table 10 of another embodiment, its such as represent for the mapping information based on place of current display search term (such as, " restaurant ") or indicate the state (such as, " safety zone ") reflecting cursor current location on map.In fact, the visible instruction of any type or other with instruction may be used to reflect expect, based on place cartographic information and do not depart from the spirit and scope of embodiment of the present invention.

According to an illustrative embodiment of the invention, visible instruction can comprise the color selected from multiple color, and each color is associated from different context datas.Such as, in an embodiment of the invention, transfer table 10 and especially the device of such as treatment facility 308 can be configured to operate have the indicative cursor of context GPS application.Display that user can select when being in route (such as, walking, drive, by bike, steer a ship), based on the mapping information in place, should relate to route security based on the mapping information in place.In one embodiment, the color that can upgrade cursor with reflect transfer table 10 current location safety information (such as, when thinking that current location is safe cursor can be green maybe when thinking that current location is unsafe cursor can be red).

According to another embodiment, the visible instruction of cursor can comprise one or more arrow, and this one or more arrow instruction relates to the context data in the region close to map glazing cursor position.In another embodiment, the color of one or more arrow can also be upgraded with the mapping information based on place of reflection close to the region of transfer table 10 position.Such as, in one embodiment, as shown in Figure 6A, can to have the shape representation cursor of the compass 601 of central area 603, it represents the mapping information based on place relevant with transfer table 10 current location, and represents the mapping information based on place relevant with the region close to transfer table 10 current location around the arrow 605 of central area.Such as, as shown in Figure 6B, the central area 613 of compass 611 and the arrow of top 617 and bottom 619 can represent the cartographic information based on place of map on cursor current location and this position front and back (such as by a kind of color (representing with shadow-free) here, instruction emergency route), and arrow 616 left and arrow 618 to the right can be that another kind of color (here with shadow representation) is to represent the mapping information based on place (such as, indicating unsafe route) in the place, left and right of cursor position on map.Although should also be noted that Fig. 6 B shows being used to indicate the example that in drawing application, the cursor of context data represents, other expressions multiple can be used to realize embodiments of the present invention.Embodiments of the present invention should not be regarded as being limited to two situations of the cartographic information based on place that only expression is relevant with user-selected input, but can represent three or more situations by indicative cursor by identical context.And, embodiments of the present invention are not limited to represent the one or more situations based on the cartographic information in place, should be relevant with utilizing the user-selected input of this expression of cursor and/or Color scheme based on the cartographic information in place, but in fact, can use that much different cursors represents, Color scheme is above-mentioned or the following additive method for representing the cartographic information based on place.

In another embodiment, visible instruction can comprise the instruction of text or other similar type, with the distance of instruction from the current location of the cursor position map or such as transfer table 10 to predefine place on map, such as based on the relevant distance (such as, point of interest) of the mapping information in place.Such as, according to an embodiment, can show from transfer table 10 to about point of interest text distance 625 close to be associated with cursor and indicate one or more arrows 623 in point of interest direction, as shown in Figure 6 C.Other embodiments of the present invention can upgrade the expression of cursor, thus the length of one or more arrow is reflected to the distance (such as, shorter arrow is indicated to the comparatively short distance of point of interest) of point of interest.In fact, the visible instruction of a lot of type and form or other do not depart from the spirit and scope of embodiment of the present invention with instruction may be used for reflecting the cartographic information based on place expected.

According to another embodiment of the present invention, transfer table 10 and especially the device of such as treatment facility 308 can be configured to operate have the indicative cursor of context map view application.User can come with map (the fixing cartographic representation in given area or place) mutual by each place place reorientation cursor on map.According to one exemplary embodiment, due to cursor, on map, reorientation is (such as, by inputting via touch-screen, keypad, trace ball, mouse etc.), can upgrade the instruction of cursor continuously with the context data of reflection based on the mapping information form in place, this context data is associated with the current location of cursor on map.Such as, user can select to show the mapping information based on place relating to security.In one embodiment, the color of cursor can be upgraded to reflect the safety information of cursor current location on map (such as, when thinking that the current location of cursor is safe on map, cursor can be green, and when thinking that the current location of cursor is unsafe on map, cursor can be red).

According to other embodiments of the present invention, the relevant cartographic information based on place can be positioned at the place outside map visible part.Such as, cursor can indicate point of interest to be positioned at the cursor right side in some manner, but the party on map may not interested point be upwards current visible, because the place of the context data of cursor instruction is beyond the ultra-Right edge of map visible part.In one embodiment, user then such as can by the side at the map edge exceeded at context data move up cursor come indicative of desired check current on map the sightless information based on place.In one embodiment, this type of instruction can make map be presented at the region indicated direction exceeding map visible part temporarily, thus before turning back to original map region and cursor place, before interim display, be positioned at the context data outside map visible part.In another embodiment, the visible part of map can temporary reduction, thus amplify get back to original map magnification and place before be positioned at context data outside map visible part before display.According to another embodiment, in user's indicated direction, window that display exceeds the map segment at original map edge can be opened to allow user to check to be positioned at the context data outside original map visible part temporarily.In various embodiments, the combination of the method for showing the map segment exceeding original map edge can be used together.In fact, can use the combination of any method or method for showing context data and not depart from the spirit and scope of embodiment of the present invention, wherein context data is positioned at outside map visible part.

With reference now to Fig. 5, in an embodiment of the invention, upgrading the expression of cursor with after reflecting context data, transfer table 10 and especially the device of such as treatment facility 308 can present one or more alternative to advance cursor based on context data, as frame 506.Such as, in one embodiment, transfer table 10 can be configured to operate the route planning application or navigation application with the indicative cursor of context.At the set point place along user institute programme path, or when user is in route, user can arrive decision point along route and present to user alternative so that next step in selection schemer.Such as, on map, the current location of cursor or the current location of transfer table 10 can be positioned at the point of crossing place of two or more roads, as shown in Figure 6 D.At this type of some place, can upgrade the central area of cursor 653 to reflect that this place place be associated with cursor position on map obtains context data, and cursor can comprise arrow 655,656 and 657 to reflect that the region place close to this place on map obtains context data.Such as, according to an embodiment, Color scheme can be used, one of them color (as in central area 653 and arrow 657, shadow-free represents) can indicate cursor current position on map and from the safety zone current location direction forward, and another color (as shadow representation in arrow 655 and 656) left-hand of instruction current location and the dangerous place of dextrad.Therefore, cursor can represent the following fact, and such as current location is safety zone, and advancing straight is safety zone, and turning right or turning left is dangerous region.

At frame 507, according to an embodiment of the invention, transfer table 10 and especially the device of such as treatment facility 308 can receive select upper frame 506 place present alternative at least one user input.In one embodiment, transfer table 10 can receive via input equipment (such as, mouse, touch pad, touch-screen, keypad, keyboard, voice command etc.) and select.Such as, it is one of alternative that user can use mouse device to click, or user only can move up cursor to select it in one of alternative side.In another embodiment, transfer table 10 can receive with the form detecting the movement of transfer table 10 on one of alternative direction and select, and wherein the movement of transfer table 10 is as detected by such as alignment sensor 326.In fact, any method receiving user's input can be used not depart from the spirit and scope of embodiment of the present invention to select alternative.

According to an embodiment, receive select alternative user to input time, the transfer table 10 and device of such as treatment facility 308 can based on the selected alternative position upgrading cursor on map especially.In one embodiment, the cursor position on map can be updated to next decision point in route by transfer table 10.In another embodiment, transfer table 10 can upgrade the position of cursor on map based on the new place of transfer table 10.In addition, according to another embodiment, refinement be may be used for by the context data of display and/or by alternative for other presenting to alternative selection.According to an embodiment, once based on the selected alternative position that have updated cursor, then transfer table 10 can obtain the context data that relates to cursor reposition on map and the expression upgrading cursor to reflect context data.In another embodiment, transfer table 10 can wait the new alternative next position advancing cursor based on context data to be presented, until arrive next decision point.

conclusion

As mentioned above, embodiments of the present invention can be configured to device or method.Thus, embodiments of the present invention can comprise various be all hardware, be all the device of any combination of software or software or hardware.And, embodiments of the present invention can take the form of the computer program on computer-readable recording medium, this computer-readable recording medium has the computer-readable program instructions (such as, computer software) be included in this storage medium.Any suitable computer-readable recording medium can be utilized, comprise hard disk, CD-ROM, light storage device or magnetic storage apparatus.

The block diagram of reference method, device (that is, system) and computer program and process flow diagram are shown in and described above is embodiments of the present invention.Should be appreciated that, the combination of block diagram and the illustrated each frame of process flow diagram and block diagram and process flow diagram diagram center can be realized by the various devices comprising computer program instructions respectively.These computer program instructions can be loaded into manufacturing machine on multi-purpose computer, special purpose computer or other programmable data treating apparatus (such as with reference to the processor 210 of figure 2 description or the treatment facility 308 with reference to figure 3 description), thus the instruction performed on computing machine or other programmable data treating apparatus produces the function in for realization flow figure specified by one or more frame.

These computer program instructions also can be stored in computer-readable memory, it can vectoring computer or other programmable data treating apparatus (such as with reference to the processor 210 of figure 2 or the treatment facility 308 of Fig. 3) work in a particular manner, thus be stored in instruction in computer-readable memory and produce product, this product comprises the computer-readable instruction for function specified by frame one or more in realization flow figure.Computer program instructions also can be loaded on computing machine or other programmable data treating apparatus to make to perform sequence of operations step on the computer or other programmable apparatus, thus produce computer implemented process, make the instruction performed on the computer or other programmable apparatus be provided for the step of function specified by one or more frame in realization flow figure.

Thus, block diagram and process flow diagram diagram support for perform appointed function device combination, for performing the combination of the step of appointed function for performing the program instruction means of appointed function.Be also to be understood that the combination of block diagram and the illustrated each frame of process flow diagram and block diagram and process flow diagram diagram center can be realized by the combination of special, the hardware based computer system or specialized hardware and computer instruction that perform appointed function or step.

Involved by these embodiments of the present invention, to have in description above and associated drawings present the field of the benefit of instruction technician by of the present invention a lot of amendment of expecting recording here and other embodiments.Therefore, should be appreciated that, embodiments of the present invention are not limited to disclosed embodiment, and amendment and other embodiments are intended to be included within the scope of the appended claims.And, although description above and the accompanying drawing that is associated describe illustrative embodiments in the context of some example combinations of element and/or function, but should be appreciated that, alternative embodiment can provide the various combination of element and/or function and not depart from the scope of claims.In this, such as, it is contemplated that the various combination providing element and/or function except clearly disclosing above, it can be documented in some claims.Although be employed herein specific term, only in general and descriptive meaning and be not use them for restrictive object.

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1., for providing a light calibration method for instruction context data on an electronic device, described method comprises:
Display to map is provided;
Determine the position of described cursor on map;
Obtain the context data relating to described cursor described position on the map; And
Upgrade the expression of described cursor to reflect described context data,
The expression wherein upgrading described cursor comprise the one or more visible instruction of determining to represent described context data and the described expression upgrading described cursor to comprise described one or more visible instruction,
Wherein said visible instruction comprises one or more arrows in the direction of the point of interest pointed on described map,
The information wherein relating to described point of interest is included in described context data,
Wherein said one or more visible instruction comprises the expression from the position of the described cursor described map to the distance of described point of interest.
2. method according to claim 1, wherein obtains context data and also comprise the context data obtaining and relate to the region contiguous with cursor position on described map, and wherein said cursor represents the approximate physical location of described electronic equipment.
3. method according to claim 2, the expression wherein upgrading described cursor also comprises the expression upgrading described cursor relates to the described region contiguous with cursor position on described map context data with reflection.
4. method according to claim 1, wherein said visible instruction comprises the color selected from multiple color, and each color is associated from different context datas.
5. method according to claim 1, also comprises:
Determine the one or more instructions listened or vibrate representing described context data; And
The generation of the described instruction that can listen or vibrate is provided.
6. method according to claim 1, also comprises:
Receive and select the user based on the type of the cartographic information in place to input, wherein input the context data obtaining and relate to cursor position on described map based on described user.
7. method according to claim 1, also comprises:
Present based on described context data and one or morely alternatively advance described cursor;
Receive select described alternative at least one user input; And
Based on select described alternative at least one upgrade cursor position on described map.
8., for providing a device for the cursor of instruction context data on an electronic device, described device comprises:
First module, for providing the display to map;
Second module, for determining the position of described cursor on map;
3rd module, for obtaining the context data relating to described cursor described position on the map; And
Four module, for upgrading the expression of described cursor to represent described context data,
Wherein said four module comprise the one or more visible instruction for determining to represent described context data and the described expression upgrading described cursor to comprise the module of described one or more visible instruction,
Wherein said visible instruction comprises one or more arrows in the direction of the point of interest pointed on described map,
The information wherein relating to described point of interest is included in described context data,
Wherein said one or more visible instruction comprises the expression from the position of the described cursor described map to the distance of described point of interest.
9. device according to claim 8, wherein said 3rd module comprises the module of the context data for obtaining the region contiguous with cursor position on described map, and wherein said cursor represents the approximate physical location of described electronic equipment.
10. device according to claim 9, the expression comprised for upgrading described cursor of wherein said four module relates to the module of the context data in the described region contiguous with cursor position on described map with reflection.
11. devices according to claim 8, wherein said visible instruction comprises the color selected from multiple color, and each color is associated from different context datas.
12. devices according to claim 8, also comprise:
5th module, for determining the one or more instructions listened or vibrate representing described context data; And
6th module, for providing the generation of the described instruction that can listen or vibrate.
13. devices according to claim 8, also comprise:
5th module, for receiving user's input of the type for selecting the cartographic information based on place, wherein said 3rd module comprises for inputting the module obtaining and relate to the context data of cursor position on described map based on described user.
14. devices according to claim 8, also comprise:
5th module, one or morely alternatively advances described cursor for presenting based on described context data;
6th module, for receive select described alternative at least one user input; And
7th module, for based on select described alternative at least one upgrade cursor position on described map.
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